The Mustangs are coming on through their difficult spot. We are almost halfway to the finish line. The fundamentals are getting a good foundation in place that we can build upon. These fundamentals consist of: easy to catch, loading into the trailer easily, leading and lateral ground work, saddling easily, and riding for the most part with a good attitude. I will reinforce and repeat all of these every day now. Time will be spent working to develop a good posture and self carriage. Free flowing forward motion with a soft feel and a confident look is what we will be releasing to. The horses are very different and require different approaches. Starbucks is looking for a good leader while Rainbow is defiantly not, she is more interested I believe in forming a sort of mutual agreement where most decisions are on her terms. When they are on her terms she can do some pretty nice stuff. She is presenting an opportunity for me to learn how to do this in a way that we both get to the same end result.
School is finally out. So now it is time to pick up the pace and really get to put the miles on the mustangs. They have been riding well and gaining confidence rapidly day by day. As we are approaching the halfway mark on the journey they are riding on target. Now the challenge is to continue to ride them more and more but at the same time focus on riding the other horses that we are working with also. They all must be ridden a huge amount to instill the confidence and training that we are helping them find. Also I have to balance working in my shop filling orders for spurs and working on the farm at the same time. I have come to realize that I need to be doing something productive as much as possible to stay ahead of the game. The mustangs are beginning to form a bond between us that shows how much they truly trust us. This is a key part in this competition as the competition will be the best of the best and we need every little bit to separate us from the crowd.
Ride Your Picture,
Dennis & Lance
Extreme Mustang Makeover Trainers